It’s been over 10 years since the original release of Warriors Orochi 3, first dropping on the 360 and PS3 in December 2011. Despite the meme’s probably been on nearly as many formats as Elder Scrolls Skyrim, Orochi 3(at least a port of) appeared on the pc. It’s finally landed in its complete glory on PC. Let’s go check Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate Definitive Edition on the PC.
I was never a huge fan of the Dynasty/Samurai Warriors franchises, I never knew what was going on and always saw them as a hack and slash but it’s so much more than that. Each level has some strategic elements where you will need to plan your route through the levels to get your objectives and sub objectives.
With it being Warriors Orochi, you have a story which uses characters from both Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors series, there’s so many characters here and each is unique, with usually a different weapon, or different special abilities. There’s someone for everyone here, with the UDE there’s around 145 characters to play with, including some special ones including Dead Or Alive’s Kasumi, Ryu Hyabusa (Ninja Gaiden) and Sophitia from the Soul Calibur.
Speaking of content, the rest of the UDE contains over 500 dlc items, which contain outfits, weapons and the ilk. Not all of them fitting for the game, but you’re not going to get 500 unique authentic items in a game like this. Also around 100 levels including the ones already on the initial release. Plenty to be getting stuck into if you’re wanting to fully complete this one.
If you’ve played one of these before, you know what you’re getting yourself into. If like me you’re a new player it can all be a bit daunting, story wise you’re put right into a battle with a fantastical dragon, from there you’re sent on a time travelling adventure to get your squad together to finish the fight. Most levels set you on a giant map with individual objectives, these are usually attack x or protect y. Some objectives or levels can be failed if you’re not paying attention to your hud and to whats going on in the game so you need to keep your wits about you.
Despite the amount of fun I had with this, I had a few issues. Mainly the camera likes to get stuck to the scenery, this can be frustrating mid fight if you’re trying to locate a main enemy. Enemies can also pop in from extremely short distances, think the fights done? Nah here’s some more enemies.
Other than that I’ve got no issues with this, I know a lot of people will be a bit concerned this has been released after Warriors Orochi 4 has dropped and at a premium price of £35. Questions remain as to whether this has dropped to coincide with the wider release of the Steam Deck, but if you’ve not managed to check this out it’s worth a shot at least for the amount of content here.
Packed with content for newcomers to try or those that appreciate the series yet missed this the first time around.
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